F.D.A. ‘Grossly Misrepresented’ Blood Plasma Data, Scientists Say

At a news conference on Sunday announcing the emergency approval of blood plasma for hospitalized Covid-19 patients, President Trump and two of his top health officials cited the same statistic: that the treatment had reduced deaths by 35 percent. Mr. Trump called it a “tremendous” number. His health and human services secretary, Alex M. Azar…

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Trump Keeps Promoting a Drug Order That No One Has Seen

WASHINGTON — President Trump has made his executive order tying prescription drug prices in the United States to the prices paid in Europe and other developed nations — and the ensuing war that has broken out with the pharmaceutical industry — a centerpiece of his campaign for re-election. The problem: No such executive order has…

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Covid-19: Live News and Updates

Here’s what you need to know: A judge struck down a state order requiring most Florida schools to open for in-person instruction. ImageKatie Stallings, a second grade teacher, set up her classroom before her students return to school at MacFarlane Park IB Elementary, last week in Tampa, Fla.Credit…Octavio Jones for The New York Times A…

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Get Out the Vote Merch is the New Concert Tee

With voter suppression running rampant and threats to the USPS effecting mail-in turnout, it is more important than ever to make your voice heard. But beyond showing up to the polls on November 3rd (or voting early!), you can help encourage people to vote by, well, shopping. Brands like Stuart Weitzman, Levi’s, and more are…

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Charcuterie With All of the Smoke but None of the Meat

Watermelon ham. Radish prosciutto. Jerky sticks made from burdock root. It would be easy to view these recent inventions simply as fresh evidence of the veganizing of the American diet. But each is the work of a chef with a decidedly carnivorous bent. The first two were created by Will Horowitz, the omnivorously curious chef…

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Dream of Historic Feasts

As you sit at home with that bowl of mac and cheese, you might enjoy some more lavish vicarious treats. The 92nd Street Y has scheduled a course of virtual hourlong talks about the feasts of yore, in Cleopatra’s Egypt, in ancient Greece under Alexander the Great, in gluttonous Roman times during Caesar’s reign, and…

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This Chocolate Liqueur Is a Keeper

Organic Mixology, or OM, a line of intriguing liqueurs in combinations like Meyer Lemon & Ginger, has introduced a Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt flavor. This is not your often-cloying garden-variety chocolate spirit, but one that showcases the bitterness of dark chocolate, with the salt a subtle grace note. The company suggests using it in…

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